SAP Introduces Cloud-based Business Suite, Expands Global Data Center Footprint

sap-business-suiteSAP, the enterprise software vendor, has announced an expansion of its SAP Cloud-based services by introducing subscription models for SAP Business Suite. The company is also expanding the global presence of its cloud hosting platform with the addition of two data centers in Japan and one in Australia.

SAP Business Suite is being offered from regional SAP data centers around the world. This new offering allows customers to run their mission-critical SAP applications in a private managed cloud hosting environment.

The SAP Business Suite software enables organizations to perform essential, industry-specific, and business-support processes with modular solutions that are designed to work with other SAP and non-SAP software.

In memory-centric

SAP currently operates 16 data centers worldwide and is now broadening its footprint to comply with the local restrictions and regulations, enabling customers to run their business in the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA. SAP has established its first two data centers in the Asia Pacific region, in Tokyo, Osaka and Sydney. All SAP data centers are in memory-centric to include high-end servers optimized for enterprise mission-critical workloads.

SAP recently announced it will power all data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity beginning in 2014. The shift will help minimize the company’s carbon footprint as it moves to a cloud hosting business model, and will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers’ systems by moving them into a green cloud.